Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Sets Sales Record
Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has beaten sales records for not just video games, but all of the entertainment industry. Modern Warfare 3 sold through more than 6.5 million units and $400 million in North America and the United Kingdom alone in the first 24 hours of its release. The past two Call of Duty games also set records upon release:. 2010’s Black Ops had estimated day-one sell-through of $360 million and 2009’s Modern Warfare 2 set day-one records with estimated sell through of $310 million.
“We believe the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the biggest entertainment launch of all time in any medium, and we achieved this record with sales from only two territories,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO, Activision Blizzard, Inc. “Other than Call of Duty, there has never been another entertainment franchise that has set opening day records three years in a row. Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise exceed worldwide theatrical box office for “Star Wars” and “Lord of the Rings,” two of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time.”